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I flew the Phoenix with "Austin Delta Wing Kites and Gliders" (a Texas dealer for Bill Bennett Delta Wing Kites & Gliders) when the kite first came out in 1975 or 76. We had it rigged as a tow kite and pulled up behind boats and cars. It was a new swallow-tail design and was so much quieter and smoother than the old 87 degree nose angle Bennett Rogallos the we had been flying up until that time. After release it was a delight compared to what we were used to and it was a definate step forward for the sport. I do remember that when pulling it out of the water, it could easily get banked off to one side, and you could not recover and just had to release the tow line and start over. I owned the predecessor kite, a Bennett 210 (sq ft) which was introduced in about 1974, and my first kite was a Bennett 146 sq ft (Great for learning to tow-kite!) which my dad bought used for me in 1973. My "Kite Show" partner Rusty Whitter and I also flew his two Bennett 186s (sq ft) kites which were both the old Rogallo wing types as well. Rusty's first Bennett 210 was actually the Budweiser Kite.